Light Strips for the micro:bit

Kitronik produce and sell a number of light strips for the micro:bit called Zip https://www.kitronik.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?cat=0&q=zip Huddersfield Girls Geeks chose a selection of the Arc and the Circle Zips with 12 lights for a headdress workshop. Here are some steps for connecting and coding these lightstrips. Connecting the Zips to the micro:bit Solder the Zip You need to … Continue reading Light Strips for the micro:bit

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CUBE: Post 2 – prototyping

So the wire I ordered was completely wrong. Copper wire is WEAK! And exactly what I don't want. This week I've gone with 2.5mm wire from screwfix: https://www.screwfix.com/p/apollo-2-5mm-2-5mm-galvanised-garden-wire-x-25m/57999 We used this YouTube video as a guide on how to straighten wire. It worked really well and was LOTS of fun https://youtu.be/b4-QF-WRFjQ We then created some … Continue reading CUBE: Post 2 – prototyping

Extension: Hacking the Bearables badge with a micro:bit

After my husband successfully hacked the Pimoroni Bearables badge with a Raspberry Pi: https://lorrainbow.wordpress.com/2017/11/18/guest-blogger-phil-underwood-hacking-the-bareables-badge/ I decided to have a go and try it with the micro:bit I'm in no way an electronics whizz like him but the words i2c and CLK sounded familiar! Turns out the micro:bit does have an i2c bus! How to hack the … Continue reading Extension: Hacking the Bearables badge with a micro:bit

Updated: micro:bit sound sensing hoodie

After buying the MonkMakes sensor board: https://www.monkmakes.com/mb_sensor/ I decided to upgrade the micro:bit light up hoodie. The lights would now light up the louder it got around me! Here's the final result: https://twitter.com/LMcUnderwood/status/922583301059235840 Build The sensor board is very easy to connect using crocodile clips Using 3 different crocodile clips you connect Pin 1 of the … Continue reading Updated: micro:bit sound sensing hoodie